Clark County Fire District 3 (FD3) has made a handful of hires to help staff an increase in fire crews, keeping one of its stations occupied 24 hours a day, seven days a week and increasing the crew count at the district’s Battle Ground station.
The district announced Wednesday, Nov. 11, that it had hired four full-time as well as three volunteer resident firefighters who will be responding to calls by the end of 2020. The additional staff allows the district to have an additional crew active 24 hours a day, bringing the district’s total to five, increasing response capacity districtwide.
Previously, there were 24-hour crews at three of FD3’s stations: Station 31, which covers Hockinson, Finn Hill, and Brush Prairie; Station 33, which covers Battle Ground Lake, Heisson, and Lucia Falls; and Station 35, which covers the city of Battle Ground, a release announcing the hires stated. A fourth crew split their time between Station 32, which covers Venersborg, and the Battle Ground station.